Soil Health, Soil Conservation and Fertilizers
This section covers about Soil Health, Soil Conservation and Fertilizers related schemes of Arunachal Pradesh.
What to Do?
- Always use appropriate fertilizer in right quantity based on soil test.
- Must use organic manures to maintain the fertility of soil.
- In order to get maximum benefit of the fertilizers, always apply in root zone instead of broadcasting.
- Resort to judicious and efficient use of Phosphatic Fertilizers for proper development of roots/shoots and timely maturity of crops, particularly the legumes which fix atmospheric Nitrogen for enrichment of soil.
- For reclaiming acidic soil, use lime and for saline/usar soil,use gypsum.
- Farmers desirous of adopting Participatory Organic Guarantee System (PGS - India) Certification system may form a group of at least 5 farmers and get it registered with the nearest Regional Council or Regional Centre of Organic Farming.
What Can You Get?
|S.No||Type of Assistance||Criteria for Assistance/Maximum Limit||Scheme/ Component|
|Assistance for soil improvement|
|1||Supply of gypsum/pyrite/lime/ dolomite||50% cost of the material + transportation limited to Rs.750/- per hectare.||National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm (NMOOP)|
|2||Plant protection chemicals||Insecticides, fungicides, bio-pesticides, bio-agents, micronutrients, bio-fertilisers etc., @ 50% of the cost limited to ` 500/- per hectare.||NMOOP|
|3||Adoption of organic farming||Rs. 10,000/- per hectare||National Horticulture
Mission (NHM)/ Horticulture
Mission for North-East and
Himalayan States (HMNEH)
Sub schemes under Mission
for Integrated Development
of Horticulture (MIDH)
|4||Vermi-Compost Unit||Rs 50,000/- per unit (having dimension of NHM/
30' x 8' x 2.5' or 600 cft, on prorata basis)
|HMNEH Sub schemes under MIDH|
|5||High Density Poly Ethylene
(HDPE) Vermi Bed
|Rs 8000/- per unit (having dimension of 12' x 4' x 2' or 96 cu ft, on prorata basis)||HMNEH Sub schemes under MIDH|
|6||Promotion of Integrated Nutrient Management||Rs 1200 /- per hectare (upto an area of 4 hectares)||HMNEH Sub schemes under MIDH|
|7||Supply of gypsum
phosphogypsum / bentonite
sulphur in wheat & pulses
|50% of the cost limited to Rs. 750/- per hectare||National Food Security Mission (NFSM)|
|8||Micronutrients in wheat, pulses and rice||50% of the cost limited to Rs. 500/- per hectare||NFSM|
|9||Lime/liming materials in rice and pulses||50% of the cost of the material limited to
|10||Bio-fertilizers (Rhyzobium /PSB)||50% of the cost limited to Rs. 100/- per ha.||NFSM|
|11||Setting up of new Mobile/Static
Soil Testing Laboratories (MSTL/ SSTL) Training
|75% Assistance of total project cost to State Govt. for SSTL subject to a maximum limit of Rs. 56 lakhs per SSTL/MSTL.||National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA)|
|12||Promotion and distribution of micronutrients||50% of cost subject to a limit of ` 500/- per ha.and/ or Rs 1000/- per beneficiary||NMSA|
|13||Setting up of state-of-the-art liquid/carrier based Biofertilizer / Biopesticide units||25% of cost limited to ` 40 lakhs per unit for individuals/private agencies through NABARD capital investment of 200 TPA production capacity||NMSA|
|14||Setting up of mechanized Fruit/
Vegetable market waste/Agro
waste compost production unit
|33% of cost limited to Rs. 63 lakhs/unit for individuals/private agencies through NABARDas capital investment for 3000 TPA production
|15||Promotion of Organic Inputs on
farmer's field (Manure,
Herbal extracts etc.)
|50% of cost subject to a limit of Rs 5000/- per ha and Rs 10,000/- per beneficiary. Proposed to cover 1 million ha area.
Liquid/Solid Waste compost,
|16||Adoption of organic farming through cluster approach under Participatory Guarantee System
|Rs.20,000/- per ha subject to a maximum of Rs. 40,000/- per beneficiary for 3-year term||NMSA|
|17||Support to PGS system for on-line data management and residue analysis||Rs.200/- per farmer subject to a maximum of Rs. 5000/- per group/year restricted to Rs.1.00 lakh per Regional Council. Upto 10,000/- per sample
for residue testing (Residue analysis to be done in NABL Labs)
|18||Organic Village adoption for manure management and biological nitrogen harvesting||Rs.10 lakhs/village for adoption of integrated manure management planting of fertilizer trees on bunds and promotion of legume intercropping through groups/SHGs etc. (Maximum 10 villages per annum/state will be supported)
|19||Demonstration on Organic Farming||Rs.20,000/- per demonstration for a group of 50 participants or more
|20||Reclamation of Problem Soil||Alkaline / Saline Soil 50% of cost to a limit of Rs 25,000/- per ha. and or Rs.50,000/- per beneficiary. Acidic Soil 50% of cost subject to a limit of Rs. 3000/- per ha.
and / or Rs. 6000/- per beneficiaries
Whom to Contact?
District Agriculture Officer / District Horticulture Officer / Project Director, ATMA.